Uplifting Erigeron

Erigeron - cluster of purple daisies with yellow centres

I wanted to share something cheery for Becky’s January Squares. Goodness knows we’re in need of it. These erigerons are all looking up, providing a flat landing spot for pollinators. I wonder if insects spend any time wondering which to land on first or just plop down on the nearest? They often seem to circle before making their choice.

Bloggers have a similar quandary as there are so many tempting blogging challenges around at the moment and although it’s impossible to take part in them all, I’ve been enjoying seeing the submissions in my Reader.

That’s no reason to neglect an old favourite, so I’m also linking to Cee’s Flower of the Day. Cee maintains a list of current blogging challenges on her blog if you’re looking for something to join in with.

And I promise to dig out some browns to support HeyJude’s Colour challenge soon.

29 Replies to “Uplifting Erigeron”

  1. I enjoy watching pollinators make their ‘decisions,’ too. I know that flowers have markings visible under ultraviolet light that act as “landing strips” to help guide the insects in. There are neat changes in flowers that might need to be pondered, too. Our bluebonnets have a white banner that turns red after pollinator, so the bees know where to find the best source of pollen. I’m sure you know all that, but I only learned about both things in the past year or two, and I think they’re so cool.

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